Tag Archives: Jazz

Jazzy Ljubljana

When I booked for Mrs Wilbur & I to visit the Slovenian capital this June I had no idea that it would coincide with the city’s 60th jazz festival. We have both grown to love this musical genre and indeed the whole trip that saw us ending up in Vienna was predicated on us going […]

A-Z April Challenge – French Quarter, New Orleans

The architecture of the French Quarter was left largely unscathed from the havoc caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Lucky for visitors as the area houses some of the finest buildings to be found is Louisiana’s best known city. My visit was in 2000 when I was lucky enough to be paid to travel there […]

New Orleans & All That Jazz

One hundred years ago today the ‘First Lady of Song’ Ella Fitzgerald was born in Virginia USA. The iconic singer was first known as the finest female proponent of scat singing. Wikipedia describe scat singing as ‘vocal improvisation with wordless vocals, nonsense syllables or without words at all. Scat singing is a difficult technique that […]